Schools and parents are scared of people who have skills but don’t know content.
In reality, has anyone ever failed in life because they had strong skills, but couldn’t take a test?
Besides, we are so far away from overemphasizing skills than content. To hear warning that going down this path leads to no one reading books anymore is absurd.
If you become a skilled woodworker, you are naturally going to desire to learn content. You might start researching different trees, climates, soil conditions and more. All because you have a skill and care about honing that skill.
Skills lead to content, not the other way around. Information used to be scarce and desire to learn abundant. Now we have the opposite problem.